“Do not Contact Me,” Akhilesh Yadav, Stopped At Airport, Tells Official – NDTV Information

“Do not Contact Me,” Akhilesh Yadav, Stopped At Airport, Tells Official – NDTV Information

Pictures present Akhilesh Yadav making an attempt to board a flight from Lucknow airport to Prayagraj.


Akhilesh Yadav, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Samajwadi Social gathering chief, right now tweeted that he was “detained” on the Lucknow airport after he was stopped from boarding a particular flight to Prayagraj metropolis, 201 km from Lucknow. He was scheduled to attend a perform of the Allahabad College College students’ Union this afternoon.

Images tweeted by Mr Yadav from the Lucknow airport present a police officer standing on the stairs of the plane, blocking the trail to board. In one other {photograph} , Akhilesh Yadav could be seen arguing with a police officer on the tarmac. A video put out by his media group present a person in civil garments bodily stopping him from getting into Lucknow’s Chaudhary Charan Singh Worldwide Airport. An Mr Yadav could be heard shouting “haath mat lagao (take your fingers off me) ” earlier than a member of his safety group pushed him apart. Sources advised NDTV the person was an Uttar Pradesh authorities official.

Akhilesh Yadav, 45, was planning to go to Allahabad College for the oath-taking ceremony of the scholars’ union. The coed wing of the Samajwadi Social gathering, the Samajwadi Social gathering Chatra Sabha, holds the submit of president of the college college students’ union. The Samajwadi Social gathering mentioned its chief had been invited for the perform by the scholars’ union president.

I used to be prevented from boarding the airplane with none written orders. At the moment detained at Lucknow airport.

It’s clear how frightened the government is by the oath ceremony of a pupil chief. The BJP is aware of that youth of our nice nation won’t tolerate this injustice anymore!

— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) February 12, 2019

“The federal government is afraid of oath-taking ceremony of a pupil chief and is stopping me on the airport to forestall me from visiting Allahabad,” Mr Yadav mentioned.

Calling it “distant management politics of two-and-a-half males”, Akhilesh Yadav mentioned the schedule of the occasion and a journey plan was despatched to the authorities. “I had knowledgeable on December 27, 2018. However the authorities put a spoke within the wheel,” he mentioned in a press convention after he left the airport.

Mr Yadav accused the federal government of placing his “home below surveillance, plotting blasts close to the occasion venue in Allahabad and burning down the workplace of the scholars union president”. “After I regarded out of my home at 6:30 am, I noticed officers there,” he mentioned. 

Allahabad College, in the meantime, had written to Akhilesh Yadav’s private secretary yesterday, informing him that politicians should not allowed for occasions on the college.

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Akhilesh Yadav left the Lucknow airport after he was denied permission to board the flight to Prayagraj.

The Prayagraj police mentioned Mr Yadav was denied permission to enter the college campus by the college administration, fearing legislation and order issues. “The police’s job is to make sure that legislation and order is just not disturbed , and that any motion is taken to see to this,” police officer Nitin Tiwari’s public relations officer advised NDTV.

“The Samajwadi Social gathering ought to chorus from its anarchist actions. Allahabad College mentioned that Akhilesh Yadav’s go to could create legislation and order drawback due to the dispute between pupil organisations. Therefore, the federal government took this step,” Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath mentioned.

Because the information unfold, scores of his social gathering employees and leaders rushed to the airport. Samajwadi Social gathering’s pupil wing employees who protested in Prayagraj had been baton-charged by the police. Dharmendra Yadav, a lawmaker, was injured in clashes with police after he tried to enter the college.

The incident rocked the Uttar Pradesh meeting. Samajwadi Social gathering legislators tried to boost the matter throughout Query Hour within the meeting. 

“We’ll proceed our protest until the UP authorities apologises,” senior Samajwadi Social gathering chief and Akhilesh Yadav’s uncle Ram Gopal Yadav advised NDTV.

Bahujan Samaj Social gathering chief Mayawati, who shaped an alliance with Akhilesh Yadav for the nationwide election, described the episode as “anti-democratic” and “an instance of whole dictatorship of BJP authorities”. “That is very unlucky and this undemocratic step might be fought in any respect ranges,” Ms Mayawati tweeted. “Is the BJP authorities on the Centre and in Uttar Pradesh so afraid of BSP-SP alliance that it’s resorting to anti-democratic strategies to curb our political actions,” she requested.

In 2015, when Akhilesh Yadav was the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, who was then the BJP lawmaker from Gorakhpur, couldn’t go to the college for a similiar college students’ union programme after protests by the Samajwadi Social gathering’s youth wing.

In the previous few days, college students affiliated with the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad(ABVP), the youth wing of the BJP’s ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), have led protests at Allahabad College towards Mr Yadav’s proposed go to to the college.

(With inputs from PTI, IANS and ANI)